+Dear Saint David Parishioners,
I write this reflection on the anniversary of my dear Aunt Margaret’s death (10/10/94), Sister Joseph Anne Chapman, IHM, who was principal at Saint David School over 40 years ago. I remember visiting her here as a young college student. She loved her time at Saint David Parish. I think she pulled some strings in heaven to have me missioned here so that I too could experience what a great parish and school we have.
What makes this parish and regional school so special? I believe it is the deep faith in God that people pass on to the next generation through the parish PREP program and Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School. We know it is a financial sacrifice to send a child to a Catholic school, but where else can a student experience a faith-based education 180 days of the year? The Catholic faith is not just a subject to be taught in our school, it is a way of life, lived day in and day out through daily prayer, by acts of kindness toward one another and the school community, and through service to others by means of various service projects. We say, and I do believe that, “QOA is the place to be!”
Just as Jesus reminds all of us in today’s Gospel, we, as Parishioners, Parents, PREP and QOA Students, are called to serve one another in love. May we with God’s grace “hold fast to our confession” … so that we may “confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help” (Hebrews 4:14-16). Thanks, Aunt Marg, for helping me to experience the goodness and faith of the Saint David Parish Community and Queen of Angels School.
In Mary’s Immaculate Heart, I am,
Queen of Angels Mission Statement: Recited at morning prayer each day.
Queen of Angels is a Christ-centered school with the Blessed Mother as our model. Today with God’s grace we will work to the best of our ability and treat one another with kindness and respect. We thrive as a school community when we put our faith into action through service to others. Mary, Queen of Angels, pray for us.